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Long term

Today, at the Nordic Translation Industry Forum (NTIF) 2012 I’m attending, I’ve seen a great presentation by Matthew Ogden from LEGO. One of the most inspiring sentences of his great presentation was related to their impressive increase in revenue, being now the second largest manufacturer of play materials. They didn’t want to be the first, but rather being the best in what they do, experiences for kids. This is a long term view that inspires. In fact, Matthew wanted to work for LEGO already when he was 5, so language and play have converged and now he loves what he does. His presentation full of great user designs, and in fact people love their (little) pieces. If you focus in the long term, great results will come. If you just look at your quarterly revenue, I’m sure it will increase. But at what cost?

Written by Diego Bartolome

23/11/2012 at 14:14


3 months to finish 2012. How are you doing with your goals? Only 3 months left to achieve what you had in mind at the beginning of the year, but if you are not somewhere above 65%, be realistic and forget them. Start setting objectives for the next year.

The short term might be necessary to keep the energy up and focus on what is really worth. Your actions determine the outcomes. So having short term objectives can help you prioritize what to do now. On the other hand, long term objectives are necessary so as not to forget that the final success is far more important than the smaller short-term joys. The optimum situation comes when they are aligned, and the little steps lead you to the top. If they disagree, rethink how you build greatness.

Written by Diego Bartolome

01/10/2012 at 09:25

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